Resection Specimens

Most fallopian tubes submitted for pathological examination are part of a TAH and BSO performed for either benign or malignant disease. Fallopian tube alone may be resected in tubal ectopic pregnancy or where benign cysts or indeterminate fallopian tube nodules are present. When a malignant neoplasm of the fallopian tube is suspected TAH and BSO is usually performed. Fallopian tubes may be removed prophylactically, along with the ovaries, in those with a hereditary predisposition to developing ovarian cancer, e.g., those with BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations.

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